When Romney challenged Obama on his drastic cuts to the Navy, Obama mocked him saying that the Navy is changing and doesn’t need bayonets and horses anymore.
Apparently it doesn’t need security either.
Budget cuts may have been the cause for lax security at the Washington D.C. Navy Yards where 12 people were shot dead and eight others were injured on Monday morning.
A soon-to-be-released government audit says the Navy, in an attempt to reduce costs, let down its guard to risks posed by outside contractors at the Washington Navy Yard and other facilities, a federal official with access to the report tells TIME.
The Navy “did not effectively mitigate access-control risks associated with contractor-installation access” at Navy Yard and other Navy installations, the report by the Department of Defense Inspector General’s office says.
The risks resulted from an attempt by Navy officials “to reduce access-control costs,” the report finds.
Of course the Navy will get the blame and if the issue comes up, the media will blame Congressional Republicans while repeating Obama’s lie that the sequester was not his idea.
It may well be that the Navy Yard shootings happened for the same reason that Benghazi did. Not enough money was spent on security while too much money was wasted on gimmicks.
Obama Inc. turned the Navy into a testbed for its Green Energy gimmicks. Meanwhile security was cut and 13 people are dead.
There’s blood on Obama’s hands. But his defenders will just blame the NRA.